I'd like to direct you to this comment, one that says what I've suspected for some time. This has come up all over the JCF, in the PT forum, the OT forum, LACWAC, Literature and Ep VII and has been a source of contention among the userbase since I registered here. The mods' stance on this subject, as I've seen it, has been confusing and inconsistent, in both action, inaction and words. Is the creation of that thread against the TOS? SSS said it was, can I get a ruling by the mod staff? SSS said this is a fan site, and the PT board is for PT fans to gush and everyone else to be banned. SSS saw that thread as having a "negative tone", while I couldn't disagree more. Is it negative to enjoy unintentional humor? Many people who posted in the thread seemed to be enjoying it, quite innocently. I reported several posts by so called "positive PT fans" in that thread for derailment and insulting other users, and those posts were not touched, and yet the thread was locked. I even specifically asked SSS not to lock the thread, but to deal with users who were causing problems. Apparently the problem was the thread itself, not the users trolling it and insulting other users. That thread was specifically created to enjoy unintentional moments of comedy in the PT. It's in the thread title and the OP, it is made abundantly clear to everyone. What purpose is there to go into the thread to specifically deride the purpose of the thread, except to troll and abuse others? There have been several "good things only" threads in the PT forum, and other forums like LACWAC. If someone were to go in that sort of thread and post "negativity" or criticize others for their praise, they would be subject to moderation and a possible ban. I've seen it happen plenty of times. The etiquette expected in these threads is obvious. So why weren't these posts at least edited? Are such "negative" threads and posting simply not allowed, and therefore abusive behavior is allowed to be directed at those who participate? I'm not really bothered by the comments meant to derail that thread, I just thought they were obviously against established forum etiquette, and instead of playing mini-mod like I have a habit of doing, I decided to just report them, as I have been told to do. I reported them specifically to avoid derailing the thread by getting into personal arguments with people, to avoid having the thread locked for that very reason. The thread got locked anyway, which I do find bothersome. Apparently the solution is to not report anyone, to not respond, to just absorb abuse while trying to enjoy posting comments that presumably are not against the TOS or Rules of the JC. I certainly haven't seen anything in the TOS or the Rules of the JC that says anything similar to "fans and praiseful posting only, no criticism allowed". If this is not an actual forum, but a fan site only, you might want to make that abundantly clear in words, like in the name of your site and/or in the rules of your site. I'm asking not only for a clear ruling here, but also consistent enforcement by the mod staff, to make it clear to everyone. If this so called "negativity" is against the TOS and/or Rules of the JC, I'd like the mod staff to start enforcing it as such. Maybe if you declare your intentions and follow up with bans, "negative" people won't bother coming to your forums fan club anymore. It's only fair.